How to Do Lower Back Extension Machine With Rotation
Be sure to maintain proper posture throughout the entire movement to prevent unneeded stress. Keeping your shoulder blades retracted slightly, maintain good stability in your core during the entire movement, and keep your spine in natural alignment. When you are rotating during the exercise, do the rotation in a slow and controlled manner and avoid jerky movements.
Beginning Lower Back Extension Machine
Lay down on the machine comfortably and be sure the padding positions are set up correctly to support you during the movement.
Lower Back Extension Machine Movement
1. Keeping your chin tucked and toes straight ahead, begin to lift your upper body upwards using your lower back.
2. As you are rising upwards, slowly rotate your body to one side until at the top of the movement. Then, come back to the starting position and do the other side.
3. Once at the top position, begin to slowly return to the starting position and repeat as recommended.
Lower Back Extension Machine Rotation Benefits
The rotating back extension is a back extension that incorporates rotation to target more of the trunk. Perform a back extension with one shoulder raised at the top, rotate back to neutral as you return to the bottom, and rotate to the opposing side as you extend for the next rep.